The flag is a symbol that country has. Maybe less literal: Counties have flags as a symbol. Or: Flags are symbols that counties have Why is it using その here? Is it talking about a country we discussed before???
It seems to be always the way with these bookclubs. Hundreds of people sign up, there are a thousand posts saying how everyone is looking forward to it and arguing over whether there should be a separate thread for each chapter, and few weeks later it’s down to just a tiny handful of people.
I guess life gets in the way! But, this thread is really useful for those who do manage to participate, and also for the larger number that are reading along, and for all (any!) future readers too. So thank you so much @emucat for all your wonderful hard work. I know I really appreciate it. Thank you.
Here’s the page in full (plus the start of the first sentence which is on page 38, and excluding the captions under the flags:
I haven’t in a while… but so far, I think every single phrase has been translated in the thread. So anyone can search for the page number and find the meaning. It was nice to know in what level you learn the kanji in WK and so…
Well, figuring that it was collaborative document, I’ve been lazy and only adding the information that interests me, and expecting other people would add what they care about… So there aren’t any WK levels listed for the past few sections…
I’m still running a bit behind, just caught up to the end of the chapter at page 36. Unfortunately there are no more scans in the Google Sheets for eBook users to check they are reading the pages. Would anyone who has a physical book be willing to make scans and edit them like there were for the first 36 pages? I’d be really grateful as its a great help when following along!
Think I will skip 38 and post 39 and check out some prior posts so I can understand 38 a bit better. My lack of grammar knowledge is starting to get in the way I think and these longer sentences are almost impossible for me to understand.
国旗は その 国を あらわす シンボルです。
The national flag represents that country’s symbol.
Hey everyone, I haven’t posted much because you’ve all done such a good job with posting your translations but I wanted to check in and say that I’m following along each day and really enjoying the process and learning a lot.
As people predicted, the hardest part for me is piecing together the grammar. I’m usually able to understand what individual participles mean and I can recognize which words are nouns, verbs, and adjectives. But for some reason I struggle to put everything together due to what I think is the order of the sentences feeling so different from English.
Is this something I’ll get used to and gradually figure out? It just doesn’t feel like i’ve made a whole lot of progress from the beginning of the book on this front. I’m only about halfway through N5 in Bunpro so maybe I’ve just got a lot to learn but it feels like the grammar is fairly simple in this book and I’m still struggling to put everything in order.